The Doctor and the Devils: And Other Scripts
Dylan Thomas's principal works for film and radio provide a rewarding experience for those readers who know him only through his poetry and stories. The Doctor and the Devils is the scenario for a feature-length film. This tale of murder is based on the famous case of the Scottish body-snatchers Burke and Hare, who thrilled newspaper readers in the mid-nineteenth century and whose crimes are still relished among homicide buffs today. Giving full reign to the macabre, Thomas created characters and an atmosphere worthy of his best short stories.